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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 95953 45925
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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was built by the Portuguese in Fort Cochin, one of the oldest Christian / Catholic Churches in India, which is owned and administered by the Diocese of Cochin, open to all, when no religious and liturgical services are...more
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Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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+91 95953 45925
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"old church"
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"pope paul"
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"beautiful paintings"
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"gothic style"
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"nice church"
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"worth a visit"
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"fort cochin"
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"portuguese"
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"mass"
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"india"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a big church, a 15-20 min walk from the square, worth the visit. Its just beside the school, so gets crowded in the evening.More

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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This church was beautiful! We came while there was a wedding going on, so we stood in the back and watched! If you like to see historical churches, this is a good one to go to.More

Thank Laura C
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is a beautiful and incredibly impressive cathedral, just a short walk away from the sea front / Chinese fishing nets. We came on a Saturday and the cathedral was open for anyone to walk around and admire the inside. We weren't here for long...More

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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The church looks good but as we visited here on Sunday, we could not go inside as its closed on Sundays. The Church is well maintained from outside and is old. Its situated on the main road and parking place is very limited.More

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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It's a 500+ year old church. A very basic church which was also the first place where Vasco ga gama was laid to rest and then relocated.More

Thank megha n
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Well worth a visit. A beautifully maintained cathedral which is a delight to see. Cover your shoulders when inside and admire the decoration.More

1  Thank 509christine
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

One of the most visited historic and heritage site in Fort Kochi is the Santa Cruz Basilica.The architecture is Gothic and is a marvel. The sculptures and the paintings are impressive.More

Thank Donald D
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's very quaint and pretty! I loved the quaint architecture of the basilica. It looks lovelier in real life than the pictures.More

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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Nice looking Church in old Kochi. Our problems wast that we couldn't get inside. Nice Church anyway.More

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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited a few times in February as this place is so beautiful! We spoke to the Father and he agreed to bless our marriage vows so we had a lovely small blessing on Valentine’s Day. The place has such a beautiful feeling around it.More

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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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micky1234567890
23 November 2017|
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Response from FrFMJF | Property representative |
Dear micky1234...., The Christmas Midnight Mass, presided by the Bishop of Cochin begins at 11.45 pm on 24.12.2017. it is a combined mass both in English and in Malayalam with Latin singing. Id you come early enough to Santa... More
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Dear ipsita s, Yes, photography is allowed in Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin.
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